Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Little more Vandermark

I loaded one of my Vandermark 5 recordings into my car’s player the other day.  I have been grooving to it over short trips ever since.  The Color of Memory is one of those spectacular jazz recordings that very few people will ever hear, or so is my guess. 
Ken Vandermark may be the single best sax player in the business.  He is completely fearless.  His recordings make no compromises.  One number will be very accessible while the next will be in the Twilight Zone.  He incorporates themes from every conceivable genre, yet keeps a blues/jazz bass always at hand.  I am a big fan. 
I have been playing ‘Vehicle’ for some time.  I have added ‘Chance’.  Enjoy. 

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